Am just about done with the third floor hall. Grotto and lights in place. I’ll be putting a picture window in front of the grotto.
Back light is LED (Novalyte). I’m using a round-wire system for this house. The floor lamp’s wire runs behind the false wall up to the back wall and through a hole in the top. LED wire runs through the same hole. Behind the house, the wires are wired into Houseworks plugs, which plug into a Houseworks power strip, which in turn runs to a transformer.
The grotto wall looks 3D, but it’s a piece of stone paper from Micro Mark, aged with paint, over a photo of trees. I put vines on the trees, Spanish moss on the ground dotted with paper-punch flowers. I like how the LED looks like light shining through the trees.
Have more to do (window, trim, neaten everything), and then it’s done, ready for furniture and decorative items.
Printies in many scales. Wallpaper, books, tablecloths, labels, rugs, fabric patterns, and many, many accessories
Printies (My Small Obsession)
All kinds of links to sites with all kinds of printies (all scales)–wallpaper, flooring, boxes, plates, books, etc etc etc
Wendy's Minis (Pillows galore!)
The beautiful, handcrafted pillows in my collection come from Wendy Smale. In addition to pillows, she offers crystals, minerals, shells, and “scientific collections” for the dollhouse.
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys
Lovely museum in a historic house (house is worth the visit, even if you’re not interested in minis). The collection ranges from antiques to modern artisans. Note the extensive tiny circus! The trip through narrow streets of historic Denver is worth it.
Mini Time Machine Museum, Tucson, AZ
Must be seen to be believed. A huge collection of dollhouses and miniature settings made by prominent artisans, as well as a solid collection of antiques, in a beautiful building designed around the collection. All I can say is… Just Go!